Compare BMW 2 Series

Compare the Punchy Little 2018 Audi A3 to the Striking 2018 BMW 2 Series in Pleasanton

A small-bodied but big-spirited compact sports car is a pleasantly perfect match for our area: it's a hefty dose of luxury without an expensive price, an efficient daily commuter with a dash of thrills, and a return to youth to shake up the humdrum of adult life. But, making sure you choose the right one--among a sea of potential options--can take a minute.

Coupes. Convertibles. Sedans. Four-door coupes. Sportbacks. There's a huge range of options to be had for compact sports cars in Pleasanton. We're going to take a look at two of the top competitors: Audi's A3 and BMW's 2 Series.


2018 BMW 2 Series vs 2018 Audi A3

  • You can order your BMW 2 Series in two configurations: two-door coupe or two-door convertible
  • The 2018 Audi A3 is only available in a four-door sedan configuration
  • The Audi A3 has a slightly cheaper starting price than the BMW 2 Series, but you'll get more features--and more enjoyment--for the money in the BMW
  • If you need to actually use your car as a daily driver, you'll need some space: the BMW 2 Series offers up to 13.8 cubic feet in the trunk
  • If you're expecting the same versatility from your Audi, you may be disappointed: the 2018 A3 gives you just 12.3 cubes in the trunk--and it drops to 10 cubes if you want AWD on your Audi

  • AWD is available on both models: quattro all-wheel drive on the 2018 Audi A3, and xDrive all-wheel drive on the 2018 BMW 2 Series
  • MPG ratings will be very similar for both models when equipped with base engines
  • Standard performance for the Audi A3 is a mere 186 horsepower, but can be upgraded to 220 horsepower as an option
  • Neither of those numbers, though, can match the BMW 2 Series' standard 248-horsepower turbo engine
  • Both models offer a performance variant--the Audi S3 and the BMW M240i--but BMW dominates that contest to, with 335 HP to Audi's 292 HP